Let’s be real for a moment, shall we.
Acne can affect any part of your body. Back acne, chest acne, facial breakouts and more can be frustrating and painful. Of course there are many awesome products (hello, Exposed Body Acne kit and Zenmed!), but we also love a good DIY remedy.
Since I’m a beauty on a budget, I’m going to forgo the expensive spa treatments and store bought products. Instead, I’m going to make an awesome acne body scrub in my very own home.
I have to admit, I LOVE making body scrubs. There are so many great recipes, like this anti cellulite scrub.
As far as acne goes, the scrub I’m featuring today is nto only a full blown blemish banishing body scrub, but it also doubles as a body wrap. Body wraps are great for preventing body acne, as well as treating current breakouts that may be causing you discomfort.
Ready to give it a whirl?
Then read on my friend!
Best Acne Body Scrub Recipe
Making this acne body scrub (or wrap) is super simple and inexpensive.
Gather up the following ingredients:
– 2 cups of water
– 1/4 cup sea salt
– 1 cup green clay powder
– 1 tablespoon olive oil
– 1/2 tablespoon tea tree oil
Regardless of your skin type, this treatment should be effective and rejuvenating.
In a pot, bring your water to a boil and add in your sea salt. Stir until it dissolves.
Remove from the heat and then add in your green clay powder, olive oil and tea tree oil.
Stir until it becomes a smooth paste.
Slather all over your body and massage it in.
If you want to use this as a body wrap, double the recipe, slather it on then cover yourself with plastic wrap. Let it soak in for 15-20 minutes.
Rinse off in a nice warm shower (not too hot though) and be sure to moisturize afterwards.
Why We Love this Acne Body Scrub
Salt is an effective toxin remover and exfoliator. It will help slough away dry skin cells that have been purging themselves and clogging your pores.
Anti fungal and antibacterial properties found in tea tree oil will give your skin a clean, fresh feeling as it wipes away bacteria that can cause some breakouts. It can even treat other skin conditions like athlete’s foot.
Green clay powder is the ultimate weapon in cleansing and nourishing your skin. Not only does it draw away oil and dirt while maintaining your natural moisture barrier, but it also refines your pores and improves circulation; both of which prevent future breakouts and even reduce the appearance of cellulite!
It will be even more effective if you really massage it into your skin. Better yet, have your lover massage it in!
Besides having so many wonderful benefits for you, this recipe is simple and cheap to make. Happy Scrubbing!